When was the first Melbourne Cup, and which horse won?
What's the second verse of 'Advance Australia Fair'?
Who was the first woman to stand for federal parliament?
And why was Vegemite renamed Parwill in the 1920s?
Here, in one handy reference, are the dates and deeds, the heroes and villains, the icons and important words that have shaped our country, and our place in the world. Full of famous and not-so-famous facts - and a healthy dose of irreverence - The Pocketbook of Aussie Patriotism lists the things that anyone interested in Australia will want to know.